Breast Cancer

GUESTS: ELAINE RATNER *Writer and editor *Author, The Feisty Woman's Breast Cancer Book HILDA RAZ *Editor, Living on the Margins: Women Writers on Breast Cancer (Persea Books, 1999) Two million women in America have died of breast cancer over the past one hundred years. For most of the century, the disease was considered a private affair. Now, thanks in part to the women's movement and more attention to women's health care, breast cancer awareness has grown dramatically. Emphasis on early detection has cultivated vigilance even in young women. But studies have shown that while awareness has grown, it hasn't diminished the fear. Join Melinda Penkava and guests to discuss living with and through breast cancer.

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